The buildings blocks of the successful Sixth Form education provided at Hayfield School are “breadth and balance”. Whilst academic success and achievement is a priority, we place great emphasis on encouraging all sixth formers to be proactive and engage with the wider community life of the school.
Many of our Sixth formers enjoy helping lower school students by participating in activities such as paired reading, paired sums, in class support and Buddy club.
There are also a wide variety of sports clubs for post 16 students to become involved with. Not only do such activities enrich the lives of younger pupils they can also equip sixth formers with a range of valuable skills which are highly valued in the workplace and by University Admissions tutors. To this end we also encourage all post 16 students to undertake at least one work placement during their time at Hayfield. Again this is an invaluable selling point regarding University applications and interviews as well as enhancing any C.V.
The Year 12 Tutor Programme
The Year 12 tutorial programme is designed to support students in making the successful transition from GCSE to A Level. Many can often find the challenges of increasingly independent study difficult to adjust to, so our knowledgeable and experienced tutor team aim to support students in making that adjustment. As well as offering advice and guidance on independent study skills, careers planning and higher education applications, sixth form group tutors meet with individuals on a termly basis for a formal review in order to monitor and track academic progress.
The Year 13 Tutor Programme
The Year 13 tutorial programme is designed to help prepare our students for the next exciting stage of their lives. The vast majority of our Sixth Form students apply to go to University to further their education and enjoy the whole university “experience” and all of the positive opportunities it has to offer. Typically almost 90 % of Hayfield students make a decision to pursue their academic interests further and we have an excellent record of working with students from a wide range of social and academic backgrounds, to help them gain places at the universities of their choice.
All Year 12 students are invited to apply to become a peer mentor at Hayfield. Peer Mentors become an invaluable source of support throughout the school and are seen as positive role models for younger pupils.
We currently deliver the ASDAN short course award which enables students to gain a recognised qualification in Peer Mentoring. Year 12 students further their own personal development and leadership skills through ongoing training and support from Peer Mentor Co-ordinators.